Category: Cyber-crime

Cyber-crime, Network security

Hacker or Hero? Why a Hacker Isn’t Always a Supervillain

September 20, 2017

Via: Security Week

Summer is coming to a close, and with it the end of a steady stream of superhero movies that have been lighting up the box office over the past few months. But while on-screen heroes have been lassoing bad guys […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

Malware attacks leverage the Hangul Word Processor and PostScript to spread malware

September 18, 2017

Via: Security Affairs

It has happened again, attackers leveraged the Hangul Word Processor (HWP) word processing application to target users in South Korea. The application is very popular in South Korea and was exploited in several hacking campaigns against entities in the country. In the recent attacks, hackers use the […]

Cyber-crime, Tech

U.S. Energy Department Invests $20 Million in Cybersecurity

September 13, 2017

Via: Security Week

The United States Department of Energy announced on Tuesday its intention to invest up to $50 million in the research and development of tools and technologies that would make the country’s energy infrastructure more resilient and secure. Over $20 million […]

Cyber-crime, Data loss

What is the biggest threat from the Equifax breach? Account takeovers

September 12, 2017

Via: CSO Online

Yes, there will be some tax and banking fraud as a result of the gargantuan data breach at Equifax. The biggest impact, however, will be felt by enterprises that rely on credit reporting bureaus to verify the identity of people […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

13% of SMBs have experienced an IoT-based attack

September 8, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

One in four companies have already experienced a ransomware attack and one in eight have dealt with an IoT-based attack, according to Arctic Wolf Networks. As mid-market companies continue to embrace IoT without implementing the necessary security tools, these attacks […]

Cyber-crime, Data loss

Russia Sentences Two ‘Humpty Dumpty’ Hackers

September 7, 2017

Via: DataBreach Today

Two Russian hackers, members of a group called “Shaltay-Boltai” – Humpty Dumpty in Russian – have been sentenced to serve three years in prison, according to the Russian Legal Information Agency, or RAPSI. Alexander Filinov, aka “Mad Hatter,” and Konstantin Teplyakov, […]

Cyber-crime, Hacker

Dragonfly hackers gained operational access to European, US power companies

September 7, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

The Dragonfly hacking group is back – or should we say it probably never went away – and is still interested in penetrating the networks of European and US companies in the energy sector. Even worse, their efforts have been […]

Cyber-crime, Security

A Lesson from Sun Tzu: Is Your Cybersecurity Strategy Sound, or Are You Just Making Noise?

September 6, 2017

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

Ransomware and large-scale DDoS attacks tend to steal the limelight when it comes to cybersecurity. The problem is that,while companies are focused on securing their networks against the latest threat, they tend to overlook a serious underlying flaw that has […]


Chinese man to serve nine months in prison for selling VPN apps

September 6, 2017

Via: Hot for Security

Continuing its crackdown on Virtual Private Network applications that allow users to bypass regulated communication channels, the Chinese Supreme Court setenced a man to nine months in prison for selling VPN software. Deng Jiewei, 26, was found guilty of “illegal […]

Cyber-crime, Privacy protection

New ESET research uncovers Gazer, the stealthy backdoor that spies on embassies

September 4, 2017

Via: We Live Security

Security researchers at ESET have released new research today into the activities of the notorious Turla cyberespionage group, and specifically a previously undocumented backdoor that has been used to spy on consulates and embassies worldwide. ESET’s research team are the […]